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Best of 2014

Each year, we award exemplary vehicles based on insights from real, verified owners in four distinct fields.

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Most Awarded Brands of 2014

Porsche
8 Awards
Honda
7 Awards
GMC
6 Awards
Lexus
5 Awards
Chevrolet
5 Awards

2014 Highest Initial Quality Ratings

The annual J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) measures new car quality by analyzing problems reported by owners in the first 90 days of ownership.

Recent Winners

Hyundai  Elantra J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT CAR

Hyundai Elantra

Kia  Cadenza J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE CAR

Kia Cadenza

Hyundai  Genesis J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Hyundai Genesis

2014 Most Dependable Cars

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS) has been the industry-leading source of car reliability ratings for over 25 years. VDS examines issues reported by original owners of 3-year-old vehicles to determine which are the most reliable cars.

Recent Winners

Chevrolet  Volt J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP COMPACT CAR

Chevrolet Volt

Toyota  Camry J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Toyota Camry

Lexus  GS J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2014 Best Performance and Design

The annual J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM is based on responses from more than 80,000 new-vehicle buyers or lessees and examines how gratifying a vehicle is to own after the first 90 days.

Recent Winners

Dodge  Dart J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT CAR

Dodge Dart

Dodge  Charger J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE CAR

Dodge Charger

Mercedes-Benz  CLS-Class J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

2014 Dealer Satisfaction Awards

Conducted annually, the J.D. Power U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM measures customer satisfaction with automotive service at a franchised dealer or independent service facility for maintenance or repair work among owners and lessees of 1- to 5-year-old vehicles. The Sales Satisfaction Index Study—redesigned for 2017—measures satisfaction with the sales experience among new-vehicle buyers and rejecters, who are those who shop a dealership and purchase elsewhere.

Recent Winners

CADILLAC  J.D. Power Award
LUXURY

CADILLAC

BUICK  J.D. Power Award
MASS MARKET

BUICK

Mercedes-Benz  J.D. Power Award
LUXURY

Mercedes-Benz

MINI  J.D. Power Award
MASS MARKET

MINI